Health Services Management Degree Specialization

Health Services Management Careers Overview

Careers in health services management are expected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024—faster than the average for all occupations1. With this specialized degree in Business Administration, this program will give you the skills needed to allow you to manage a medical facility. Apply the business and management skills you learn at DeVry University to a position as an assistant hospital administrator, or a management position in a practitioner’s office. Regardless of the path you take, you'll be able to manage complex group practices and integrated health systems, enjoying a successful career in the healthcare technology industry.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at

Professional Responsibilities


Career Options

Professional Responsibilities

When you earn your bachelor's degree in Business Administration from DeVry University with a major in Health Services Management, you'll be equipped to fill a critical niche in the patient care process. In a health services management career you must remain current on continually evolving healthcare systems, technological innovations, complex government regulations, and preventive care initiatives, and be prepared to handle professional responsibilities such as:

  • Business affairs and strategies such as billing and collection
  • Budget, equipment, and human resource planning
  • Organizing patient flow
  • Supervising and hiring nonmedical staff

Health services management careers can be found in many healthcare settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical centers
  • Physician's offices
  • Clinics and other medical or mental health facilities
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Managed care facilities
  • Nursing and retirement homes
Career Options

DeVry University graduates in Business Administration with a major in Health Services Management will be prepared for careers in areas such as:

  • Medical office supervision
  • Patient accounting and billing systems
  • Managed care coordination
  • Medical computer sales
  • Management of provider networks
  • Facility direction and marketing

For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Business & Management.